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Old 07-25-2014, 09:37 PM
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You have a 9 year old truck and you experience a problem, now you want it covered under warranty when it expired 4 years and who knows how many miles ago?!? When they don't you say," I will never buy a Toyota product again", even though you like it, until the possibility that you had to put money into it. Unless of course they give you something for free LOL.

This is borderline crazy, put any other product into the place of your 4runner. Not many companies are going to willingly replace something 4 YEARS outside of the original warranty period.


Listen, most of the times this is an easy fix, and can be done in a few hours with hand tools for NO money 90% of the time.



The inlet pipe for the air pump has a foam filter, which over time with engine heat cycles,starts to deteriorate. When it does it gets sucked into the pump (occasionally damaging some fins in the pump, generally not enough damage to cause the pump to not work), and push the little bits of chopped foam straight into the valves. This causes them to stick.

Snatch off the intake, remove the foam filter, and blow out the pump with compressed air. Remove the valves and use a power probe (or a jumper wire from a 12v source, IE your battery) to actuate the valves and remove any pieces of foam stuck. Then reassemble and you're done. Iv done this to countless tundra's and 4runners and have had VERY few need actual parts replacement, although occasionally it is necessary.


Also, LOL @ responses to get the government involved.


Not to nitpick, but the warranty enhancement isn't because of defective airpumps. Its root cause is water intrusion leading to parts failure.

Last edited by dinnertime; 07-25-2014 at 09:46 PM.
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